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Oracle Virtual Compute Appliance: Simplify Your Journey to Cloud Computing

Oracle Virtual Compute Appliance, the newest addition to Oracle's lineup of engineered systems, gives IT organizations an important new resource for quickly deploying and provisioning cloud services and applications.

A new e-book detailing the technical and business benefits of Oracle Virtual Compute Appliance is now available.

"With Oracle Virtual Compute Appliance, IT managers can reduce the total cost of ownership of their IT infrastructure and application deployments by 30 to 50 percent, while cutting capital expenditures by up to 50 percent," says Charlie Boyle, Oracle's senior director of Data Center Product Marketing.

Together with Oracle Enterprise Manager 12c, Oracle Virtual Compute Appliance provides a complete infrastructure-as-a-service stack. In addition, it supports a wide variety of guest operating systems, including Oracle Solaris, Linux, and Windows, as well as Oracle and third-party applications. "Enterprises can consolidate Linux, Windows, and Oracle Solaris applications onto one platform with Oracle Virtual Compute Appliance," says Boyle.

The appliance is a converged infrastructure solution with all the hardware and software components coming from a single vendor, which simplifies service and support activities. Converged infrastructures support cloud implementations, virtualized IT environments, infrastructure-as-a-service deployments, and database-as-a-service platforms.

In addition to launching cloud services in just a few hours, IT staffs can use Oracle Virtual Compute Appliance to shrink the technology footprint of their data centers, cut operating and maintenance costs, and support more-flexible IT environments.

The appliance is built from Oracle products that are proven and tested for enterprise deployments. These solutions form the main building blocks of Oracle Virtual Compute Appliance: the controller software, Oracle VM, Oracle Fabric Interconnect, Oracle SDN (Software-Defined Networking), Oracle ZFS Storage Appliance, and Oracle's Sun servers.

Oracle Virtual Compute Appliance fits into existing data centers by connecting to a range of storage options, including Oracle ZFS Storage Appliance, industry-standard network file system storage, or iSCSI storage from other vendors.

Clear Business Benefits
In addition to significant reductions in total cost of ownership, other benefits of the Oracle Virtual Compute Appliance include

  • Improved business agility. The appliance's streamlined manageability of virtual environments accelerates deployment of the full, hardware-to-applications stack. Organizations can deploy applications within hours of power-on, rather than days or weeks.
  • Enterprise-class scalability. As enterprises grow and expand services they can enlarge the appliance's base rack from 2 to 25 compute nodes per rack. In addition, Oracle Virtual Compute Appliance's unified, software-defined network fabric allows new networks to be dynamically added and existing networks to be modified without the need to manually modify the cabling.
  • Reduced downtime. IT departments can roll out new business services and applications without shutting down production systems.
Dive Deeper
Download the new e-book about Oracle Virtual Compute Appliance, and access a demonstration, webcast, and other resources.
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